Top 100 Misspelled Words

Here is my unofficial collection of the most frequently misspelled words in the English language. I've chosen words that tend to appear often in newspapers, magazines, and everyday conversation rather than obscurities that only turn up in Scrabble games and spelling bees.

Have somebody quiz you on these by saying each word to you out loud. If you get more than a few wrong, you might be interested in this fun way to improve your spelling ;-)

If you found all these too easy, you might like to move on to some slightly more difficult spelling words.


ACCEPTABLE
ACCIDENTALLY
ACCOMMODATE
ACQUIRE
ACQUIT
AMATEUR
APARTMENT
APPARENT
ARGUMENT
ATHEIST
ATHLETE
BELIEVE
CALENDAR
CATEGORY
CAVALRY
CEMETERY
CHANGEABLE
COLLECTIBLE
COLUMN
COMMITMENT
CONSCIENCE
CONSCIENTIOUS
CONSCIOUS
CONSENSUS
DA(I)QUIRI
DEFINITE
DIPHTHERIA
DISCIPLINE
DRUNKENNESS
EMBARRASS
EXHILARATE
EXCEED
EXISTENCE
EXPERIENCE
FIERY
FOREIGN
GAUGE
GRATEFUL
GUARANTEE
HARASS
HEIGHT
HIERARCHY
HUMOROUS
IGNORANCE
IMMEDIATE
INDEPENDENT
INDISPENSABLE
INOCULATE
INTELLIGENCE
LAMBDA
LEISURE
LIAISON
LIBRARY
LIGHTNING
MACABRE
MAINTENANCE
MAN(O)EUVER
MEDI(A)EVAL
MEMENTO
MILLENNIUM
MINIATURE
MINUSCULE
MISCHIEVOUS
MISSPELL
NOTICEABLE
NUPTIAL
OCCASIONALLY
OCCURRENCE
PASTIME
PERSEVERANCE
PERSONNEL
PLAYWRIGHT
POSSESSION
PRECEDE
PRIVILEGE
PRONUNCIATION
PUBLICLY
PURSUE
QUESTIONNAIRE
RECEIVE
RECEIPT
RECOMMEND
REFERRED
REFERENCE
RELEVANT
RESTAURANT
RESTAURATEUR
RHYME
RHYTHM
SCHEDULE
SEPARATE
SERGEANT
SUPERSEDE
SYRINGE
THRESHOLD
TWELFTH
TYRANNY
UKULELE
UNTIL
VACUUM
WEIRD


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